Family members in the Nange-Ama community of Bayelsa State‘s Southern Ijaw Local Government Area narrowly avoided death after a telecommunications mast collapsed and destroyed their houses.
The telecom mast, which is reportedly owned by a first-generation mobile telecommunications company, collapsed, destroying properties worth millions of naira.
According to reports, the telecommunications mast which was erected in a residential area without allegedly considering its radius and reach recently collapsed.
It was also gathered that several properties were destroyed including a well furnished six-bedroom bungalow owned by one Mrs. Eva Efere.
Mrs Efere was said to be inside the house alongside three others when the unfortunate incident occurred, but no life was lost in the process.
Efere, while confirming the incident to reporters in Yenagoa, the state capital, expressed shock and disbelief at the development.
She stated: “I lost touch with reality for about a minute before I regained conciouysness. I thought a bomb was being detonated.
“Other properties destroyed by the collapsed telecom mast include the Nange-Ama community high tension cables, a farmland and an uncompleted duplex.
“The victims have been neglected, abandoned and inhumanely treated as they have been left alone to battle with mental torture and homelessness.”